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Wed May 3, 2017, 08:24 PM

President Carter leases 10 acres of his farmland to build 1.3-megawatt solar power station

Plains solar farm to produce more than 50 percent of town’s electricity

Former President Jimmy Carter’s advocacy for renewable energy is rooted in this tiny community, and on Wednesday those roots bore the fruit of a 1.3-megawatt solar energy station that will provide more than half of Plains’ power.

Along with wife Rosalynn, grandson Jason and representatives from SolAmerica and Georgia Power, Carter took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly operational solar farm in Plains.

A long-time advocate for renewable energy, Carter leased the 10-acre site in his hometown to solar energy company SolAmerica, which has developed the 1.3-megawatt station that is expected to provide more than 50 percent of the electricity for the city.

http://www.albanyherald.com/news/local/former-president-carter-leases-acres-of-his-farmland-to-build/article_35c63838-2b9c-5c79-9480-8038c6bb1435.html

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jls4561 May 2017 #1

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Wed May 3, 2017, 09:04 PM

1. I am proud to say he was my first presidential vote!

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